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February 28, 2012
Posted Updated: February 28, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child. ~Joe Houldsworth
★~ Tooth Fairy Day:
Forbes Fictional ( The Tooth Fairy has made the list of Forbes 15 wealthiest fictional characters)
Net Worth: $3.9 billion
Marital Status: Single
Education: Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
Mythological sprite recently gifted multibillion-dollar grant from Santa Claus (who remains off Fictional 15 this year due to volume of letters to Forbes from children insisting that he is real). Endowment sufficient to finance annual tooth collection duties out of interest alone; Claus insisted on legally binding covenant forbidding spendthrift “Toothie” from touching principal, noting she blew through $145 million last year, mostly in very small cash gifts. Rumored to sell baby teeth to gray-market Chinese labs researching human cloning; other theories hold teeth are an ingredient in Colonel Sander’s secret Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe. New member.
Celebrate Tooth Fairy day by buying a new tube of toothpaste, toothbrushes, or by flossing with extra care. Or just toast her outstanding achievements.
★~ Chocolate Soufflé Day:
Soufflé means “puffed up” and is the name of a light dish with a stiff shape, thanks to the air in the dish’s eggs. According to the Horizon Cookbook and Illustrated History of Eating and Drinking Through the Ages (Food Timeline), “Patrons of La Grande Taverne de Londres, which opened in Paris in the 1780s, were perhaps the first to enjoy this dessert soufflé.” Easy and soufflé are two words not frequently found together, but here you go: a recipe for a “so-easy chocolate soufflé.”
★~ Public Sleeping Day:
Train, bus, and desk: three of the best places to fall asleep publicly today. Swimming pool, staff meeting, and construction site: three places where it’s probably best not to celebrate this holiday.
★~ U.S. Spay-Neuter Day:
The Humane Society promotes Spay Day to highlight the importance of spaying and neutering pets. Spaying and neutering pets helps keep the animal population down and prevents homeless animals from entering animal shelters.
Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes.* In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© and other designated local charities.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1893 – It was a grand day Old at the home of Edward G. Acheson of Monongahela, PA, as he gathered friends and family around to proudly show off his patent for Carborundum, an abrasive or refractory of silicon carbide, fused alumina and other materials.
♥~ 1940 – The first televised basketball game was shown — over W2XBS in New York City — from Madison Square Garden. The game featuredFordham University and the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt won, 50-37.
♥~ 1953 – Scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, the molecule that contains the human genes, at Cambridge University.
♥~ 1983 – The concluding episode of the long-running television series “M*A*S*H” drew what was then the largest TV audience in U.S. history.
♥~ 1924 – Chris Kraft NASA flight director for all Mercury and many Gemini missions; NASA spokesman: voice of Mission Control during Mercury and Gemini space missions
♥~ 1931 – Gavin MacLeod actor: The Love Boat, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, McHale’s Navy, Operation Petticoat
♥~ 1948 – Bernadette Peters (Lazzara) actress: The Jerk, Annie, All’s Fair, George M, Dames at Sea, Pennies from Heaven; singer: Gee Whiz
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ For hundreds of years, mystical legends, stories, and traditions have been shared about the loss of baby teeth. In some cultures, children’s teeth were buried in order to hide them from witches and evil spirits who would use the tooth’s powers for voodoo.
♥~ The Vikings believed that children’s teeth had a magical power in them that would help them fight in battle. They would even pay their children for their lost baby teeth so that they could be used to string onto battle necklaces and other jewelry.
♥~ In France, children place teeth under their pillows for La Petite Souris (the little mouse) to come and take it away in the night.
♥~ Lebanese children are taught to throw their tooth into the ocean or into a field and say a rhyme for a long life
♥~ In Greece, children throw their tooth up on top of the roof as a way to receive good luck.
♥~ In Japan, upper teeth are thrown under the house, while lower teeth are thrown up on the roof. This is a way of ensuring that lower teeth grow up straight and upper teeth grow down straight.
A friend shared this a tooth fairy story with me and I thought it was rather amusing:
“I was on a business trip when my daughter left me a message that she had lost a tooth. I called her back as soon as I could to share in her excitement. I got home that night dead tired and long after our daughter had gone to bed, and my husband had left a note on my pillow reminding me about the pending tooth fairy visit. I was annoyed. How hard could it be to stick a dollar under our daughter’s pillow and snatch a tooth? I dragged myself into the kitchen and fumbled with my wallet to find a couple of dollars and then realized that I’d given the last of my cash to the cab driver. I went back into the bedroom, found my husband’s wallet on the dresser, and pulled out a five-dollar bill by the light of the moon. I realized that the value of my daughter’s tooth was going up, but I didn’t care at that point. I snuck into her room, found the tooth in a tooth fairy pillow tucked under her own pillow, grabbed the tooth, replaced it with the five dollars, kissed her head and fell into bed. The next morning, much too early, my daughter squealed with excitement and came rushing into our room, excitedly waving a $50 bill. She couldn’t believe her good fortune. Oops. The moment she left the room, my husband said he could not believe the tooth fairy had left $50. He may also have huffed and puffed a bit. I wondered if I should tell him the whole story but figured that he would work it out later that day. He never mentioned it.”
The tooth fairy always brought a silver dollar and a book to Cole. I would also open his window slightly and sprinkle gold and silver glitter on his pillow. What can I say? Back in those days I was one of those over-achieving moms and loved every minute of it.
Even if you’re long past the tooth fairy years, you can still celebrate her by buying a new tube of toothpaste or some toothbrushes, or by flossing with extra care.
How did or do you celebrate the tooth fairy? Did you save your kids or puppies baby teeth? My sweet mom always said she was going to make a charm bracelet with my baby teeth. She was joking. I think. We’re Odd. Do Share. Odd Loves Company!